Publication: Trade Arabia
Ithra Dubai, a leading real estate developer in the UAE, said it has completed relocation of all traders from Deira Fish Market to the brand-new 104,373-sq-m Waterfront Market on the new Deira Corniche in Dubai. Traders made their move on Sunday (June 11) with the very first fish auction having taken place at the new Waterfront Market at midnight. The opening of the Waterfront Market marks the start of a new beginning for the community, continuing the heritage of trade and fresh food in the region, said a statement from Ithra. The new hi-tech facility, which covers more than 100,000 sq m, boasts a fish market and auction area, a fruit and vegetable market, a meat and poultry market, and stores for dry goods, spices, dates, honey besides a lot more facilities. In addition, the market will feature a hypermarket, a mix of retail stores, office space and a beautiful promenade area for cafes and restaurants, stated the developer. In line with Dubai’s tourism 2020 vision, the new Waterfront Market is set to be an attraction within the region. Fresher, cleaner and enhanced facilities will boost footfall to the market helping businesses to grow and keep up with customer demand for better services and higher quality products, it added.